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Before the series of matches between Ireland and the All Blacks, Clover’s XV met the Maori All Blacks. The latter won by a score of 32-17.
During the match, Irish prop Jeremy Loughman had to come out in concussion protocol. However, the player was able to re-enter the field and this may have been discussed as the player showed signs of concussion as he struggled to stand and wobbled.
As noted by L’Equipe, the New Zealand federation also acknowledged an error was made in allowing the player to return to the field. An independent doctor has not seen the shocking images of the player.
A poorly managed concussion assessment process, as admitted by Federation Medical Officer Karen Rasmussen “gap” In dealing with the Loffman case presented ““Clear signs of concussion”. “We will strengthen the process and protocols for assessing head trauma during the remainder of the Ireland tour, ensuring that video evidence is more accurately communicated to the independent medical team on match day. , allowing them to make the right decision regarding player safety.”she finally said.
Jeremy Loughman was not part of the 23-man squad selected to play the first game against the Blacks, as was Cian Healy, who was injured when Loughman returned as a substitute.
Before the series of matches between Ireland and the All Blacks, Clover’s XV met the Maori All Blacks. During the match, Irish prop Jeremy Loughman had to go off in concussion protocol, but prompted questions. The New Zealand federation admitted fault in its handling of the case.